The CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk has made the announcement that only verified accounts on Twitter would feature in the ‘for you recommendations’ on the platform.
Twitter’s poll feature will be restricted to verified accounts.
These polls are the realistic ways to address advanced AI bot swarms. Musk also mentioned that it is fine to have verified bot accounts if they follow the terms of service & don’t impersonate a human.
Twitter users who want to be featured on “For You” recommendations, display a stream of tweets from accounts on the social media platform. These accounts need to be verified.
This simply states that a user needs to be either a Twitter Blue subscriber so that their tweets can be viewed by users who don’t mandatorily follow them.
As per the guidelines of Musk, only verified Twitter accounts would be eligible to vote in polls. Polls are generally the move that would have significant ramifications on how users interact with the social networking site.
With this decision, the effort of Musk is to move all the users to the new Twitter Blue subscription, as he announced last week that all legacy blue tick owners will soon start losing their verification badges.
There are large numbers of users who have expressed their views in response to Musk’s post. Musk has also revealed that all legacy Blue verified checkmarks on Twitter would be removed for both individual users and organizations. Each and every user of Twitter Blue in India would pay around Rs 9,400 annually.
Earlier, the company introduced that Twitter Blue will be available worldwide.
On April 1st, Twitter will initiate with winding down its legacy verified program and will also be removing legacy verified checkmarks. To keep the blue checkmark on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue,” Twitter posted from its official handle.
For companies and brands, Twitter introduced a gold check mark and has shifted government accounts to a grey check-mark.
With the help of verified accounts, the users will be helped to identify that celebrities, politicians, companies and brands, news organizations and other accounts “of public interest” were genuine and not impostors or parody accounts. However, no charges were imposed for verification.